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Agincourt Hymn

From Wind Repertory Project
Daniel Bukvich

Daniel Bukvich


General Info

Year: 1987
Duration: c. 17:41
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $35.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubles piccolo)
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
Contra Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone

Players singing


Errata

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Program Notes

The English victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 inspired John Dunstable to compose Agincourt Hymn on which Bukvich based his work of the same name. The entire work, with one exception, is based on the serialization of various elements of the hymn. The exception is the melody in the saxophone soli section, which is Danny Boy in inversion.

The work carries two dedications: The first, to the composer’s father, Dan Bukvich, Sr. (hence the “Danny Boy” inclusion) and to Robert Pascoe (a horn player), late son of the composer’s mentor, Jane Pascoe. Hence, the work contains no horn part. A large percussion section, segments of chant and creative staging that has the trumpet (9 part) and trombone sections playing the final portion at the front of the stage, contribute to making the Agincourt Hymn one of Bukvich’s most dramatic and difficult works.

- Program notes by Susan G. Weaver


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Works for Winds by this Composer


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